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.SX – The Hottest New Domain of 2012 is Live on OrderBox!

.SX, the official ccTLD for St. Maarten, is now available on OrderBox.

Branded as the ‘Hottest new TLD of 2012’, the .SX domain is associated with adult content and falls in the same bucket as .XXX. The .SX Registry is managed by SX Registry SA and they’ve partnered with OpenRegistry to provide the back-end Registry services.

Anyone can register a .SX domain name without any restriction or requirement for local presence on the Island.

Registrars: Please contact your Account managers for introductory pricing and white-labeled marketing collaterals.

Announcements, Current Promos, Registries

.PRO Now Available on OrderBox

We are pleased to announce that .PRO is now LIVE on OrderBox. This is the latest addition to the basket of TLDs available on the platform.

We also have an exiciting introductory promotion on this TLD that provides discounted pricing on registrations! Registrars, please contact your respective Account Managers for details on this promo and to get marketing collaterals.

Background on .PRO:
Launched in June 2004, .PRO is the Top-Level Domain for professionals across the world. Registrations were initially restricted to lawyers, accountants, physicians and engineers in France, Canada, Germany, UK and the US.

However in September 2008, it was relaunched as a TLD open to a wider audience of certified professionals across the world.

As of July 2012, over 160,000 .PRO domains have been registered by users all over the world. Moreover, it has seen an immense growth in monthly additions by achieving an average of 6,500 .PRO domains registered every month.

What is the use of a .PRO domain name?
Using a .PRO domain automatically identifies the registrant to their customer base as an accredited expert in their field. Any licensed professional, business and organization is eligible to register a .PRO domain.

As per the current .PRO registration data, the most common registrant professions include Consulting, Real Estate, Engineering, Internet, Law & Information Technology.

Consequently, you can use a domain name for any of the following uses:

  • Promote a business
  • Use it as a digital calling card
  • Personal website
  • Commerce Site
  • Personal/Corporate blog

Announcements, Press Releases, Registries

LogicBoxes Partners with Genious Communications

We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with Genious Communications to help them increase their domain extension portfolio.

Genious Communications is the first Moroccan ICANN Accredited Registrar and is also one of the first few ICANN Accredited Registrars from the African continent. Being ICANN Accredited has given the company a stronger advantage over its competition and has significantly impacted the brand.

The ICANN Accreditation process usually takes anywhere between 3-6 months and we assisted Genious to receive accreditation within 2 months flat! With its extensive understanding of the documentation required, LogicBoxes helped Genious get the accreditation process right, at the first go. We also helped Genious to go LIVE at various Registries by completing the technical integration and documentation in the fastest possible time.

“Partnering with LogicBoxes has allowed us to meet our business goals very quickly,” said Hamza Aboulfeth, Founder of Genious Communications. “Their business automation platform has taken away the burden of managing monotonous, day-to-day activities for domain management. We now focus all our energies on growing business”

“Africa is turning out to become a key player in the global domain market. In fact, two key global internet community gatherings have taken place in Africa recently – ICANN Dakar and the Internet Governance Forum in Kenya”, said Sandeep Ramchandani, Director at LogicBoxes. “And we trust that Genious Communications will help scale internet penetration in the continent even further!”

About Genious:
With over 10 years of experience in the field of Web Hosting, Genious Communications managed to surpass all the met difficulties, offering therefore its clients, the best products & services. Over the last year, Genious introduced Cloud Hosting & CDN with its partnership with OnApp. However, one of the best milestones was the ICANN Accreditation with the help of Logicboxes, letting Genious become the first and only Registrar in North Africa which imparted not only more credibility but a larger market to explore. For more information, please visit


Announcements, Industry News, Registries

.ORG Numbers from the latest PIR Newsletter

Public Interest Registry (PIR), the Registry operator for the .ORG domain extension have published their bi-annual report last week.

Here are some key insights from this report:

  • .ORG domains have crossed the 9.6 million registrations mark
  • Registrations in 2011 have increased by 9.9%. This number was 9.7% for 2010
  • .ORG experienced a consistent rate of increase, at 4.4 percent in the second half of 2011, compared to 4.7 percent in the first half.

Yearly Growth of .ORG Domains

Top 10 Markets by Country

Over and above the management of .ORG, PIR has also announced its intention to pursue the .NGO new gTLD.

You can read the entire report here:

Announcements, Industry News, Press Releases, Registries

LogicBoxes Partners with .BZ Registry

We are pleased to announce our partnership with the .BZ Registry, University Management Ltd. to provide business automation solutions to their in-house Registrar arm, BelizeNic.

.BZ is the country code top-level domain for Belize. Prior to partnering with us, BelizeNic was using a legacy system to sell .BZ domains. The Registry was looking to migrate to a stable and flexible platform that would allow it to expand its product suite and deliver better customer experience.

LogicBoxes has now setup BelizeNic on its proprietary Registrar platform – OrderBox. Additionally, we completed the migration and transition without affecting their existing customers.

Post migration, BelizeNic has inherited the ability to manage its customers and provide them with a more inclusive set of web services like Web & Email Hosting, Website Builders and Digital Certificates.

BelizeNic also has plans to target nearby territories in the coming months. To facilitate these future plans, they will be realizing localized sites, complete with country-specific currency and multi-lingual options with the OrderBox infrastructure.

As a growing trend, many Registries are establishing their own Registrar entity to tap into local markets. Often the first stop for customers looking to purchase domains in smaller ccTLD spaces, this model successfully serves the customer’s best interest. It also gives the Registry greater control over marketing activities and complements the work done by foreign Registrars in creating awareness and increasing purchase channels.

“Initially we did have concerns about the transition but the LogicBoxes team quickly allayed them when they swung into action,” says Juan Carlos Namis, General Manager, BelizeNic. “Thanks to this partnership, we now focus on more important business activities and leave the day-to-day tasks to be handled by the LogicBoxes platform automation.”

“We’re excited to be partnering with BelizeNic. We’ve spent a lot of development time creating a local’ solution for Registries who want to take control of direct sales to customers. This has allowed us to partner with multiple ccTLDs across the world and we look forward to helping BelizeNic better serve their customers,” said Sandeep Ramchandani, Director, LogicBoxes.

About University Management LTD:

University Management LTD (UMLTD) was founded on October 2000 in order to manage, market and promote the “.BZ” top-level domain name and Internet related services such as web hosting and specialized IT training. In collaboration with strategic partners, the company plans to offer internet solutions including domain name registration, web hosting, co-location servers, DNS services, POP/web-based e-mail and .BZ directory services to its customers. For more information, please visit: